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    Posted: 24 April 2011 at 2:46am
Does PageDefrag run on Windows 7? I tried running it and the file-list is empty, unlike when run in Windows XP.

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Me too. I remember I can run it on XP long time ago. Seems many users have been reporting problems with Page Defrag but none has received any feeback.
And wikipedia says the tool never worked on W7. The article talks about booting from Windows CD and run Page Defrag, but does not explain how.

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Well the actual defragmenting part does seem to work in Windows 7. When you boot, after the Windows logo, the screen switches to a black one (the same one as when a disk needs to be checked) and the defrag runs. I have yet to experience any problems from the defragmenting. There’s two problems though, neither of which are PageDefrag’s fault, it’s Windows problem, but because I set PageDefrag to run at every boot, it happens every time:

  1. The plain, black screen is boring and bland, unlike the light-blue one in XP.
  2. The monitor’s overlay clicks when the resolution switches to the lower one used in the black screen, so not only does it take a moment longer to see the screen, but every time it happens, my heart skips a beat thinking that Windows just crashed or my system just died.
I can’t run Windows 7 until I replace my motherboard that died last week, but when I do, I’ll check to see if the hive list is still empty.

(I really wish that PageDefrag could/would also defrag the user hives as well.)



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You can run it under W7?
When I run PageDefrag, it gives me an empty list. You can really see a list of files in the text box?
I have never seen the black screen you mentioned? It happened during boot time?
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I've just attempted to install PageDefrag on my Win7 x64 machine and get the following error:
Make sure that you are an administrator.
Error loading PageDegraf driver.

I have verified that my account has full admin rights, and even tried right clicking and selected 'run as administrator' - I get the exact same error message.
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As far as I'm aware PageDefrag doesn't support 64 bit Windows I also seem to recall it doesn't run correctly on 32bit Vista or Windows 7 either.

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